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Marie-Therese, Duchesse d’Angouleme Emerald and Diamond Tiara

Origin of name This exquisitely crafted early 19th century emerald and diamond tiara was commissioned by Louis-Antoine, the duc d’Angouleme (1775-1844) in 1819, for his wife the Duchesse d’Angouleme Marie-Therese (1778-1851), the eldest daughter of Emperor Louis XVI and his Queen Consort Marie Antoinette, who were executed by guillotine in 1793 during the upheavals of […]

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